A magical love story about destiny, secrets, family, healing, laughter, food, men in kilts, and a haunting Highlands legend from the award-winning author of Compulsion.
"Delightful, charming, and heartwarming!" NYT bestselling author Wendy Higgins
Helping her aunt organize a festival in a picturesque village nestled among the Highland braes of Scotland seems like the perfect escape from Anna Cameron's broken engagement and the mistake that ended her legal career. To succeed, though, she'll need to wrangle kilt-wearing villagers, dangerous sheep, meandering dogs, and the stubborn land-owner who refuses to open his property to the public for the ancient tradition of "Sighting."
For centuries, the glen has been quietly known to locals as a "thin" place, one where the veil between worlds peels back on Beltane morning and reflects the face of a person's one true love in the tranquil waters of the loch. The tradition should draw tourists by the busload, but that's exactly what Connal MacGregor doesn't want when he's desperate to keep his vulnerable daughter out of the public eye.
Struggling to mediate between Connal and the needs of the village, Anna finds herself falling in love with all of them: Connal and his daughter, the villagers, and the magical glen. But opening the "Sighting" to strangers reveals generations of scars within the community, within Connal, and within Anna herself. Confronting those wounds could finally set her and Connal free to love each other—or it could endanger their every chance of happiness.
An enchanting journey through love, betrayal, history, and healing perfect for fans of Nora Roberts, Susanna Kearsley, Susan Wiggs, Sarah Addison Allen, Susan Mallery, and Diana Gabaldon.
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR LAKE OF DESTINY ★★★★★
"So much charm it's magical!" - BookGeek
"I loved this!!! It reminds me of a Nora Roberts series, The Gallaghers of Ardmore . . . but a Scottish version with men in kilts!" - Two Chicks on Books
"Outlander-Lite Meets Gilmore Girls in Scotland. This is a story that sucked me in from the start and didn't let go until I'd laughed, shed a few tears and worked up an appetite. Fast. Fun. Romantic. Read it!" - Jenuine Cupcakes
"Endearing and alluring! Modern day mixed with history, truth, folklore, and just the right touch of the blarney! - Thoughts on Your Words
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR COMPULSION ★★★★★
“Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . Impressive.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“Eight Beaufort is so swoon-worthy that it’s ridiculous. Move over Four, Eight is here to stay!” — RT Book Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of 2014
“Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
“The perfect Southern family saga: charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep. — Kendare Blake, NYT bestselling author
“Haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” — Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author
“Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page. Not to be missed.” — Megan Shepherd, NYT bestselling author
★★★★★ THE CELTIC LEGENDS COLLECTION ★★★★★
Heartwarming and uplifting stand-alone contemporary international romance with a bit of suspense, history, and mystery for those who enjoy gothic or historical fiction, the novels can be read in any order, although side characters from previous books are sometimes mentioned. Food, sisters, parents, children, pets with distinct personalities, and the issues important to women all also feature prominently along with wonderful men. Can be classified as clean and wholesome. Language is mild and sex, if any, is off the page.
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Scotland, Magic and Love
I am so in love with Scotland and I have not even been there yet. I was inspired to read this book with the setting in Scotland and I have plans to go soon. I was totally taken in with the great characters, the detailed beauty of the land, the history and customs and just so much more. I am definitely going to try out the recipes included in the book, so glad to see so much culture and magical legends included in the story, it was definitely a magical read along with a great storyline. The main characters have their own baggage to come to terms with, they all are hiding or escaping from something and they way the townsfolk have a love hate relationship is very interesting. I think a lot of that is true from the old days in Scotland, all the fighting but still having to getting along. I looked up the setting for this story, the Balquhidder Glen, and hope to make a stop there on my trip. Definitely recommend this book.
Wonderfully descriptive story set in Scotland
Lake of Destiny by Martina Boone (5 stars)
Well-developed plot with believable characters. Fun setting in Scotland--the reader got a bit of a taste of the culture there. Plus recipes at the end of the book, and added goody (so to speak)...
I was impressed with Martina's writing. It was compelling and flowed smoothly. It was extremely pleasant to find an ebook written at such a professional level. (So many are only mediocre.) I onlyu give 4-5 star ratings to the best of the best. I'm hopeful that this isn't a first novel because I want to read more of her writing.